Ayurveda Research Online Symposium

Oct 5, 2024 • 8:30am - 5:00pm

Ancient Wisdom Meets Contemporary Research

Embark on a virtual journey with Mount Madonna Institute School of Ayurveda at our online Ayurvedic Research Symposium. Immerse yourself in a full day of insightful presentations and panel discussions by renowned Ayurvedic researchers that bridge ancient wisdom and contemporary research. Discover how to unlock the transformative potential of Ayurveda in the modern era.


  • 8:30 - 8:45 am: Introduction
  • 8:45 - 9:45 am: Dr. Asmita Wele “Medicinal Minerals of Ayurveda”
  • 9:45 - 10:45 am: Dr. Sandeeep Nair “A Unique Model of Integrative Medicine for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Syndrome”
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am: Dr. Rohit Sane “The Role of Ayurveda in Reducing Mortality of Coronary Artery Disease Patients”
  • 11:45 - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm: Jeffrey White “Cancer Research and Ayurveda Survey”
  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm: Vaidya Palakurthi “Maharishi Nadi Vidnyan- Objective Study of Hypertension and Cardiac Disease CoFactors”
  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm: Shraddha Ravani “Dinachaya for Cancer Survivors” US
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm: Dr. Akil Palanisamy “Integrating Ayurvedic and Allopathic Principles to Heal the Gut and Microbiome”
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm: Closing

Pricing Details

Program Fee: $150 20% Early Bird Discount! Save $30 if you register before June 30, 2024 Use discount code: STUDENT

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations before July 31, a full refund will be given. For cancellations between August 1 - September 30, a 50% refund will be given. No refunds will be made after the Symposium after September 30.

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Dr. Rucha Kelkar, BAMS, PT, DPT is the Chair of Mount Madonna Institute- College of Ayurveda. She is the founder and director of Ayurbliss Wellness Center for- Ayurveda, Physical Therapy and Yoga. Dr Kelkar has a doctoral degree in Ayurveda and Physical Therapy and is a certified yoga therapist. Dr. Kelkar is an accomplished clinician, educator, speaker and writer with an experience of over 20 years. She has an extensive clinical knowledge base in Ayurveda and Physical Therapy. She is a faculty and has been a presenter at multiple National Ayurveda Conferences. She serves as a NAMA Board of Director.


Jackie Christensen, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized educator in natural health, herbology, and Ayurveda. She serves as a faculty member for many prestigious colleges. Her achievements include graduating on the Dean's Honor List for the Doctoral degree in Naturopathy and receiving a Master’s in Ayurveda. She is also a certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Herbalist, and National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) member. Jackie has hosted international study abroad programs as well as local workshops, online classes, and conferences. Jackie Christensen, Ph.D., has a private practice in Santa Cruz, CA.